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In-house intelligence goes online to learn new tricks from fraudsters

As cyber-crime becomes ever more ingenious, IT security firms are having to match the miscreants step for step, writes Dick O'Brien.

25th August, 2012

Cyber-crime has become so sophisticated that there is now an entire underground dedicated to supporting it.

IT security companies can no longer rely on focusing on their clients' systems and attempting to protect them. These days, firms have their own in-house intelligence operations, where employees masquerade as fraudsters and interact with genuine criminals in an attempt to learn more about how they operate.

One such intelligence operation is run by RSA at its facility in...

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